Newsletter – November 27th

Web Address
Doctor on Duty: Midoc 1850 302 702 Banagher Health Centre 9151247

Readings: First Sunday of Advent

Banagher St. Vincent de Paul contact no. 086 1000465.

Adoration: Adoration continues Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Concludes with Benediction at 8.30 p.m. Why not give a few minutes to God this Wed. All welcome.
Confessions: Sat. evening from 6.30 p.m. to Mass Time

Mass Times & Anniversaries

Saturday 26th 9.30am   Kieran Coakley & Pat, John, Dolores & Paddy Flannery

7pm   Billy & Rinagh Dalton

Sunday 27th   11 am   Liam Woods, Cuba Avenue (7th Anniv.)
Monday 28th 7 pm  Mark & Jim Finnegan & Parents.

Tuesday 29th 9.30 am
Wednesday 30th 9.30 am    Sean Davis (Birthday Remembrance)       

Thursday 1st 9.30 am  Special Intention
Friday 2nd 9.30 am  Waldemar Krzykowski (4th Anniv.)

Friday 2nd 7 pm (First Friday) Jim Reynolds & Mary Spillane, The Hill.

Saturday 3rd 9.30am   Patrick & Mary and Peg & Jim Hayes.

7 pm     Hubert Rigney (1st Anniv).

Sunday 4th 11 am   Emily & Stevie Horan, Curraghavarna.

Jesus Said, “I am the Resurrection and the Life”.
Please pray for the soul of Gertie Higgins, Eyrecourt, sister of Joe McCormack.
May she rest in peace.

First Friday: Fr. Pierre will make his calls this Thursday and Friday.
Offertory Collection: Last Sunday €1,077.00
Restoration Collection: €615 (Target €700) Collectors: Team A
Readers of the Word: Dec. 7 p.m. Ger Woods and Barry Moylan
11 a.m. Jim Windsor McGlynn & Conor O’Sulivan
Eucharistic Ministers: Dec. 7 p.m. Ann Gallagher 11 a.m. Carmel O’Sullivan
Cemetery Development Committee: The two year term of the present Dev. Comm. Is now up and some of the members will be retiring from their post. The following members will be leaving Hubert Rigney, Mary Hynes, Ger Woods, Padraic Horan & David Hughes. Damian Keenaghan, Michael Dolan & Fr.Pierre will remain. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee for their hard work and dedication in transforming our cemetery into the fitting resting place it is today for all our deceased. If you would like to be a member of the new committee for a two year period please give your name to Fr Pierre


Cemetery Development Account 2016
Income: Envelopes 3,790 Gate Coll. 740 Expenses: Concrete for Path 4,500, Labour for Path 4,000, Grass Cutting 2,480 Balance on 21.11.2016 €1,822.90c

S.V.D.P. Coffee/Tea Day: The Active Retirement Group and the Ladies Club will host a Coffee/Tea Day in aid of Banagher S.V.D.P in The Presbytery from 11.30 – 4 p.m. this Wed. 30th Nov. The event will include a cake sale and raffle. All are very welcome.
National S.V.D.P. Collection will take place on Sat./Sun. 10th/11th Dec.

Liturgy Meeting this Mon. 28th Nov. at 8 p.m. in The Presbytery.
St. Rynagh’s Parish Christmas Mass Cards are now on sale in Super Valu and Flynn’s shops. All those who receive a card will be included in the Masses in the parish over the Christmas Season. Each card costs €1.50. They are also on sale after every Mass.

Safeguarding Message from Bishop Francis, 2016: Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas; it has a special atmosphere of expectation and of looking forward to the events of Bethlehem. During this season many children will participate in nativity plays, carol services and liturgies. I hope they have a very happy and joyful time with their families and friends.
I thank our Parish Safeguarding Representatives and our Priests for their very important work in ensuring the safety of children and vulnerable adults in our Church related activities. Their vigilance gives reassurance to all. I encourage anyone with concerns regarding the safety of children or anyone who suffered in the past to contact our Designated Persons: Sean Leydon (087-7431649) or Róisín O’Doherty (087-3327587).
Banagher Active Retirement Club: The next club meeting is on Tues. 29th Nov. 2 – 4.30 p.m. This is the last meeting before Christmas. Looking forward to seeing you then. * The Young at Heart – dinner & cabaret in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone is on Tues. 6th Dec.
Sale of Work – Birr Community Nursing Unit this Sun. 27th Nov. 1.30 – 4 p.m. Sale includes Bumper Raffle, Bric A Brac, etc. All proceeds to benefit ‘Friends of B.C.N.U.’
Banagher Snooker Club: Membership of €20 is now due. All members’ key fobs will be deactivated on 3rd Dec. Your fob will be reactivated on payment of membership.
Birr Parish Bereavement Support Group are holding an Open Evening Session next Thurs. 1st Dec. from 8 – 9.30 p.m. in the Parish Conference Room. All are welcome.
St. Rynagh’s Ladies Football – Annual Fundraising Silver Circle. The 2nd Draw 1st prize €150 Aoife Byrne, 2nd €100 Elaine Sullivan, 3rd €50 Marie Devery, 4th €25 Iris Mahon, 5th €10 Margaret Kelly, Lusmagh and 6th €10 Eugene Devery.

Banagher Drama Group: As the play has been completely booked out for Thurs., Fri. and Sat. an extra performance of “It Runs in the Family” will be held on Sun 27th Nov. at 8 p.m. in St. Rynagh’s College of Further Education. Booking on 087 4561569.
St. Rynagh’s Minor Hurling Club A.G.M. in Banagher College on Fri. 2nd Dec. at 8 p.m.
Banagher Christmas Market Sat. 3rd Dec. from 12 noon to 5 p.m. in Banagher College / Colaiste na Sionna. Lots of Food, Craft & Christmas Gift Ideas on the day. No entrance fees to customers. Lots of parking. Over 50 tables to visit then sit and relax in the Cafe Area. 2016 Market supported by Banagher Camogie Club & Banagher Scout Group.

Clonfert Christmas Bazaar takes place this Sun. 27th Nov. at 5 p.m. All are welcome.

Lusmagh Drama Group -“Anyone Can Rob a Bank” in Lusmagh Hall on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Dec. at 8 p.m. Adults €10 Students & OAPs €5. Booking Mon./Fri. 6 – 9 p.m. 087 4162169.
Ahascragh Tidy Towns proud to support the traditional street horse fair this Sunday 27th Nov. All welcome. Wide selection of ponies and cobs for sale. Keeping the traditional way of life alive.
Ferbane/Banagher Macra: Club meeting on Mon. 28th Nov. at 9 p.m. in Kelly’s pub, Belmont. New members are always welcome.

Youthreach are hosting a talk on HOW TO RELATE TO YOUR TEENAGER with guest
speaker Mr. William Egan (Lecturer) on Thurs. 8th Dec. 2016 from 7pm- 8.30 .p.m.
at Banagher Youthreach, Main Street, Banagher, Co.Offaly All Welcome. Contact Celina 085 8773755 Further details.

Christmas Carol Concert by Candlelight hosted by Banagher Musical Society in St. Rynagh’s Church on Tues. 13th Dec. at 7.30 p.m. Tickets €10, U16s go free. Proceeds in aid of Banagher Musical Society and St. Vincent de Paul.
Casual Dancing every Thurs. night in The Railway Bar at 9.45 p.m. Music by Puca Lane. Come along enjoy the dancing and music.

Teagasc Cross Compliance Information Event – Secure your Basic Payments on Fri. 2nd Dec. on the farm of John & Philip Dickson, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Parking at “The Well”, Moate, where a shuttle bus service will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All welcome to attend.